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CHAPTER XXVI
DISARMAMENT
2 .c Amendment to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects
Geneva, 21 December 2001
Entry into force
:
18 May 2004, in accordance with article 8, paragraph 1 (b) of the Convention which reads, in part, as follows: "amendments ... shall enter into force in the same manner as the Convention and the annexed Protocols (i.e. ... six months after the date of deposit of the twentieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. ".
Registration :
18 May 2004, No. 22495
Status :
Parties : 79
Text :
United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2260, p. 82; Doc. CCW/CONF/II/2 and depositary notification C.N.104.2002.TREATIES-1 of 11 February 2002; C.N.1329.2005.TREATIES-9 of 3 January 2006 (Proposal of correction to the authentic Russian text) and C.N.130.2006.TREATIES-1 of 9 February 2006 (Correction to the Authentic Russian text).
Note :
At the Second Review Conference, held in Geneva from 11 to 21 December 2001, the Parties to the Convention on the Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Convention Weapons which may be deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects concluded at Geneva on 10 October 1980 adopted, in accordance with the procedure laid down in article 8 (1) (b) of the Convention, the Amendment to Article 1 of the said Convention as set out in the Final Declaration of the Second Review Conference (Doc. CCW/CONF/II/2).
Participant
Approval(AA), Acceptance(A), Accession(a), Succession(d), Ratification, Consent to be bound(P)
Albania
12 May 2006 a
Argentina
25 Feb 2004 a
Australia
 3 Dec 2002 A
Austria
25 Sep 2003 A
Bangladesh
26 Sep 2013 a
Belarus
27 Mar 2008 P
Belgium
12 Feb 2004
Bosnia and Herzegovina
17 Mar 2008 a
Brazil
30 Nov 2010 a
Bulgaria
28 Feb 2003
Burkina Faso
26 Nov 2003 a
Canada
22 Jul 2002 A
Chile
27 Sep 2007 A
China 1
11 Aug 2003
Colombia
20 May 2009 a
Costa Rica
 3 Jun 2009
Croatia
27 May 2003
Cuba
17 Oct 2007 A
Czech Republic
 6 Jun 2006
Denmark
15 Sep 2004 A
Dominican Republic
21 Jun 2010 a
Ecuador
10 Mar 2009 A
El Salvador
13 Sep 2007 a
Estonia
12 May 2003
Finland
22 Jun 2004 A
France
10 Dec 2002 AA
Georgia
 8 Jun 2009 a
Germany
26 Jan 2005 A
Greece
26 Nov 2004
Guatemala
13 Feb 2009 a
Guinea-Bissau
 6 Aug 2008 a
Holy See
 9 Dec 2002 A
Hungary
27 Dec 2002
Iceland
22 Aug 2008 P
India
18 May 2005 a
Ireland
 8 Nov 2006 A
Italy
 1 Sep 2004
Jamaica
25 Sep 2008 a
Japan
10 Jul 2003 A
Kuwait
24 May 2013 a
Latvia
23 Apr 2003 a
Liberia
16 Sep 2005 a
Liechtenstein
18 Jun 2004 A
Lithuania
12 May 2003 A
Luxembourg
13 Jun 2005
Malta
24 Sep 2004 a
Mexico
22 May 2003 A
Montenegro 2
23 Oct 2006 d
Netherlands 3
19 May 2004 A
New Zealand
21 Aug 2007 A
Nicaragua
 6 Sep 2007
Niger
18 Sep 2007 P
Norway
18 Nov 2003 AA
Panama
16 Aug 2004 a
Paraguay
 3 Dec 2008 a
Peru
14 Feb 2005
Poland
15 Sep 2006
Portugal
22 Feb 2008
Republic of Korea
13 Feb 2003 A
Republic of Moldova
 5 Jan 2005 a
Romania
25 Aug 2003 a
Russian Federation
24 Jan 2007 A
Serbia
11 Nov 2003 A
Sierra Leone
30 Sep 2004
Slovakia
11 Feb 2004
Slovenia
 7 Feb 2008
South Africa
24 Jan 2012 a
Spain
 9 Feb 2004
Sri Lanka
24 Sep 2004 a
Sweden
 3 Dec 2002 A
Switzerland
19 Jan 2004 A
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
11 Jul 2007 a
Tunisia
11 Mar 2009 a
Turkey
 2 Mar 2005
Ukraine
29 Jun 2005 A
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
25 Jul 2002 A
United States of America
21 Jan 2009
Uruguay
 7 Aug 2007 a
Zambia
25 Sep 2013 a
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the reservations and declarations were made upon ratification,
acceptance, approval, accession or succession.)
Holy See

Declaration:
       “.... declares the acceptance on the part of the Holy See of said amendment to Article I of the Convention, considering that in accordance with paragraph 4 of amended Article 1 the right of the Parties, "by all legitimate means, to maintain or re-establish law and order in the State or to defend the national unity and territorial integrity of the State" should be interpreted in conformity with international humanitarian law, the United Nations' Charter and other international rules.”

Mexico

Interpretative declaration:
       The Government of Mexico understands that the conflicts not of an international character referred to in article 1, paragraph 3 as amended correspond to the situations referred to in article 3 common to the Geneva Conventions of 1949.
       The Government of Mexico further understands that article 1, paragraph 7, as amended does not prejudice the applicability of future protocols to such situations as those defined in article 1, paragraph 2, as amended, and reserves the right to take positions that best accommodate its interests in negotiating future additional protocols.

End Note
1.Upon ratification, the Government of China communicated the  following:

“In accordance with the provisions of Article 153 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China of 1990 and Article 138 of the Basic Law of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China of 1993, the Government of the People’s Republic of China decides that the Amendment to Article I of the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects shall apply to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.”

2.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
3.For the Kingdom in Europe.